Have you ever tried the traditional Italian cookies Baci di Dama? The name translates in English with Lady's Kisses :D
One version of the the story is that they were made for the first time at the Savoy court, to satisfy the king's whim. Another version is that these delicious cookies originally came from Tortona (a town in the north of Italy, near Turin) where they had been made for over 100 years. Today they are still prepared with the same traditional ingredients and they kept the distinctive shape.
Their singular name is due to the way they look like: two crumbly cookies paired together to resemble a kiss, a chocolate kiss. They are so delicious that you must be careful...do not make too many at a time of them, because one lead to another! :-)
I must thank Marisa from Genova who has sent me this recipe after adapting it for Thermomix. She had found this Baci di Dama recipe on the web. I can say the conversion was fine! It could not be different....when we use our Thermomix success is granted ;-)
If you feel like small cookies or treats I suggest you have a look at the recipes of the Baci Perugina Chocolate and the Jam Biscuits. Or try making the Coconut Balls, a pure deli!
- 300 gr Flour
- 200 gr Butter, chopped
- 100 gr Sugar
- 100 gr Almonds or Hazelnuts
- Dark Chocolate or Milk Chocolate to garnish (or Nutella spread)
How to prepare the Lady's Kisses Baci di Dama
Grind almonds (or hazelnuts) 15 Sec. Speed Turbo.
Put all the other ingredients inside the bowl and mix. 15 Sec. Speed 6 (as for the shortbread pastry).
Take the dough and shape many small balls of the same dimension. Put them on a baking tray and bake at 180°C until browned.
When cooled, take two pieces and stick them together with a bit of melt chocolate (or nutella) in the middle.
They are very good even if spread with coconut flour before you bake them! They melt in your mouth, I swear!!
How to prepare the Baci di Dama without Thermomix
Translated from the Italian recipe
Baci di Dama: Ricetta Bimby